Dates and Deadlines
The financial aid process can take up to four to six weeks. Plan ahead and complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. It is recommended that students submit the FAFSA between October and April and follow up with Reynolds Financial Aid to ensure all required documentation is provided by May.
October 1—1st day the FAFSA is open to complete
April 15—JSRCC FAFSA priority filing deadline
1st Fridays – FAFSA on Fridays Events (starting in October)
For priority, be sure the FAFSA is completed and submitted by:
April 15 for fall semester
September 15 for spring semester
March 15 for summer semester
You may have to pay for tuition and books from personal funds while awaiting a reply from the Office of Financial Aid regarding your eligibility for financial aid, if your application is completed after the dates listed above.
Summer Financial Aid
For Summer aid, Reynolds uses the same FAFSA data you completed for the fall and/or spring semesters and Reynolds requires an additional summer application, available online, or at any campus Enrollment Services office after March 1. The deadline for the Reynolds summer financial aid application is May 1.
Submit your Federal Stafford Loan Request form by:
Recommended deadline: July 1
Final deadline: October 15
Recommended deadline: October 15
Final deadline: April 1
Recommended deadline: April 1
Final deadline: July 1
Purchasing Books Using Financial Aid
Financial aid recipients may charge books to their aid from
August 10th - September 5th
. The following stipulations apply to the process of book purchasing:
- You must be enrolled in classes to charge or return books.
- You must have financial aid funds available after tuition and fees are paid. If your only financial aid award is the Commonwealth Grant or Part-Time Assistance Program (PTAP) grant, you cannot charge books.
- Try to make all of your purchases at one time.
It takes 24 hours from the moment you enroll in classes until you can start charging books in the bookstore.
Here are the maximum amounts you will be allowed to charge against your financial aid in the bookstore.
1-5 credits - $200
6-8 credits - $400
9-11 credits - $600
12-14 credits - $800
15+ credits - $1,200